Alberto Sampaio Museum
Location 40.92849 | -8.246629
Rua Alfredo Guimarães-407 4800 Guimarães
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ScheduleTuesday to Sunday. Closed Monday, Easter, new year holidays, 1 May and 25 December. From 10:00 to 6:00 pm.

The Museum was created in 1928 to house the artistic Collegiate of Nossa Senhora da Oliveira and another churches and convents of Guimarães then in State ownership. (Decree Law No.15209 of March 17, 1928)

On that date, Alfredo Guimarães was appointed state commissioner to monitor the rehabilitation works of the Museum building. On August 1, 1931 is officially opened the Alberto Sampaio Regional Museum. In July 26, 1932, a new decree law defines and standardizes the functional status of the Museum.

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In October 19, 1932, Alfredo Guimarães is officially appointed Director of the Museum. In 1967, after several years of work, proceed the opening of the new spaces being the Museum able to count with modern services, a conference room, and rooms for temporary exhibitions.

Today, the Museum is again renewed, allowing the visitor to walk through the Old House of the Priory, admire the beautiful collection of the Museum Jewellery and delight with painting on board and fresh that make an interesting contrast with the sculpture collection.

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    Some spaces with information sheets in Braille.

    Public Services provided:


    Permanent exhibitions of Plastic Arts and Decorative Arts;

    Temporary exhibitions;

    Providing Event Spaces;

    Getting there:


    Bus TUG, line 11 (Alameda stop)

    By Highway:

    From Lisbon: (180 min) A1, A3 and A7

    From Porto: (30 min) A3 and A7

    From Braga: (15 min) A11

    From Vigo: (90 min) A3 and A11

    By Train:

    Connection Porto/ Guimarães (80 min)

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    Tuesdays to Sundays. Closed Monday, Easter Sunday, New Year holidays, 1 May and 25 December. From 9h00 to 18h00.